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An Everyperson's guide to a 150 years of research into the history presented in the Bible, for people of all faiths and backgrounds. I explore the religion of ancient Israel, the beginnings of Christianity, then finally the evolution of the heirs of Abraham to the year 200. I discuss every single book in every Bible (there are more than you think!). Lightly garnished with a dash of drollery, a soupcon of scrutiny, and not one ounce of objectivity. Not one ounce!

History in the Bible Garry Stevens

    • History
    • 4.5 • 400 Ratings

An Everyperson's guide to a 150 years of research into the history presented in the Bible, for people of all faiths and backgrounds. I explore the religion of ancient Israel, the beginnings of Christianity, then finally the evolution of the heirs of Abraham to the year 200. I discuss every single book in every Bible (there are more than you think!). Lightly garnished with a dash of drollery, a soupcon of scrutiny, and not one ounce of objectivity. Not one ounce!

    Bonus: The Twelve Minor Prophets IV: Micah and Nahum

    Bonus: The Twelve Minor Prophets IV: Micah and Nahum

    I'm joined by Steve Guerra as we continue our series on the twelve minor Old Testament prophets. Here we tackle Micah and Nahum. Micah is the chirpiest of the prophets, a favourite amongst both Christians and Jews. No one loves the frothing ravings of Nahum.

    • 39 min
    The Great Revolt II: A Civil War within a Rebellion

    The Great Revolt II: A Civil War within a Rebellion

    The Great Revolt of 66 AD/CE began as a protest against Rome's failure to protect the Judeans from their ancient foes. The Judeans proved to be effective fighters, easily dispatching the initial Roman response. The Romans withdrew and regrouped. That gave Judea seven months to prepare for Roman retaliation. During that interlude, Judea instead erupted into a vicious civil war. Judean militias and warlords attacked and betrayed each other. They acted as though the Romans were the least of their problems.

    • 32 min
    Bonus: In conversation with A Podcast of Biblical Proportions

    Bonus: In conversation with A Podcast of Biblical Proportions

    In this bonus episode I am joined by Omri Harel and Gil Kidron of the rambunctious podcast “A Podcast of Biblical Proportions” for a rambling discussion about things biblical.

    • 50 min
    The Great Revolt I: Lighting the Fuse

    The Great Revolt I: Lighting the Fuse

    The backstory and background of the first of the three Judean revolts, the Great Revolt of 66 AD/CE. This revolt destroyed the Temple, extinguished the ancient religion of the Tanakh/Old Testament, and relegated the Jerusalem Jesus club, the foundational church of Christianity, to the margins. Both Christianity and Judaism had to re-invent themselves. I introduce the dramatis personae of the revolt, also available on my website www.historyinthebible.com, if you can't keep track.

    • 30 min
    Before the Great Revolt II: The Apocalyptic Christians

    Before the Great Revolt II: The Apocalyptic Christians

    In this show I discuss the state of the Christians on the verge of the Great Revolt in 66 CE/AD. Christianity was born as an apocalyptic movement. I also cover the earliest Roman references we have to Christians, by Suetonius and Tacitus.

    • 30 min
    Bonus: The Twelve Minor Prophets III: Jonah and Obadiah

    Bonus: The Twelve Minor Prophets III: Jonah and Obadiah

    In this bonus episode, Steve Guerra and I continue our series on the twelve minor Old Testament prophets. Here we tackle Obadiah and Jonah. Obadiah is the least read book in the Bible, for very good reason. Everyone thinks that Jonah is a story about a fish. That is the least part of the story

    • 37 min

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400 Ratings

400 Ratings

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#1 podcast of all time

This is not a religious podcast although you will learn a lot about religion. And history. In segments averaging about 30 minutes or less. No commercials. No pleas for money, although this level of expertise and entertainment are well worth paying for. This podcast is literally priceless. With a voice ‘like butter’ and a surprising dry wit, this is without a doubt the best podcast you will ever listen to.

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This entire podcast is of one mans opinion

This podcast is completely filled with one mans ignorance. It’s all his own opinions throughout and very little facts. This should Not be in the history category.

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Just don’t know

There seems to be an assault on Christians, and this podcast makes me sad.

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